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Cover photo by Erin Lewis
Back cover by Erin Lewis
Contents by Rachelle Poirier
1 \J Favorite Pastimes
How do you pass your spare time? For
Jeff Becker, he spends every spare minute
riding bulls or racing in the speedy lanes
on the Go Kart tracks.
1 ^t Judas
Our latest play receives high reviews.
This Easter play follows the adventure of
Judas as he decides what faith to follow.
The summary describes his struggles in
1 O Fighting the bulge
Ah, the famous freshman 15. Have you
been affected? Catch up on some theories
behind the idea that most freshmen end
up gaining around 1 5 pounds their first
year in college. Learn the most common
contributing factors to the weight gain,
and learn alternative stress relievers to
avoid comfort eating.
Halo: Life or Obsession?
A point counter point on the most popu-
lar XBox game, Halo. Read both opin-
ions debating whether or not this game is
consuming the lives of its players.
See your friends hanging
out around campus as these
perfect photo opportunities
are displayed in a photo
essay, featuring scenes from
a recent drunk driving semi-
nar here on campus.
Find out how smokeless
tobacco is just as harmful as
smoking tobacco. These are
need to know statistics and
facts about this common
alternative to smoking ciga-
A new start for gaming
Compare and contrast the three newest
game systems, the XBox 360, Playstation
3 and the Nintendo Revolution. Also, find
out the release dates for the Playstation 3
and the Nintendo Revolution.
A look into Butler's own auto body pro-
gram. Learn what it takes to get into the
program and a description of the class.
Take a look, read and see what the stu-
dents are up to!
Importance of Gen Eds
Ever felt that Gen Eds were a waste of
your time? Not to worry, turns out Butler
has a point in requiring you to take your
math and Humanities courses. You may
not realize the benefits though until you
get your foot in your professional career.
See your fellow classmates compete in
some Spring sports. From baseball, soft-
ball, track this photo essay brings out the
athletic teams of Butler.
Layout by Christina Crow
z) Amy Phillips, Wichita freshman,
and Lori Nagel, Goddardjreshman play a
game together during one of the spring
activities. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
Brodrick Hunter, Humble, Texas freshman
(right), has fun playing catch with a hackey
sack while wearing drunk goggles. This
demonstration was to show the students
how much your vision is impaired when you
drink. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
(Left) Students were shown what hap-
pens when you don't wear a seatbelt
and get in a wreck. The police depart-
ment used a dummy to show how your
body can be thrown around in your vehi-
cle. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
(Above) Students get a chance to enjoy the nice spring weather and eat lunch outside. Photo by
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(Above) The girls of this intramural sqftball team pose for a picture before a
game. The games are held on Tuesday nights starting at 7. The girls from left are:
Jodi Comley, Shell Knob, Mo, sophomore, Kari Hammond, Salina sophomore, Emily
Morgan, White City sophomore, Rachel Yancey, Topeka freshman, Amanda Brewster,
Clearwater sophomore, and Ashley Nienstedt, Hartford sophomore. Photo courtesy
of Jodi Comley.
(Right) The Student Ambassadors
held a Student Leadership
Conference on campus. Photo by
! Andrew Dorpinghaus.
The Race Is On! (Above) Donnel Reaves, Lanham, Md, freshman and Stephanie
Tatum, Mulvane sophomore compete in a race while being strapped down, a test to
see who's the toughest. This was one of the activities students could enjoy during
the school's spring activities. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
Most harmful chemicals
in Chewing Tobacco:
Five main Brands of
Effects of smokeless tobacco
Itgout kg: Eagse Holmes
Despite what people might say,
smokeless tobacco is just as dangerous and
harmful as cigarettes. Smokeless tobacco is
not exactly a new development. The Native
people of North and South America have
been chewing tobacco since the beginning
of time. Smokeless tobacco comes in two
different forms: Snuff and Chewing
Tobacco. Snuff is a
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Centers for Disease ^ C13,^
Prevention, 20% of
high school boys
and 2% of high school girls chew smokeless
Smokeless tobacco is very closely
related with: heart disease, increased heart
rate, high blood pressure, brain damage,
stroke and cancer. Smokeless tobacco has
"A person who
uses eight to 10
dips or chews a
day receives the
same amount of
nicotine as some-
one who smokes
30 to 40 cigarettes
both long term and short term
effects. The long term effects consist of
leukoplakia, tooth abrasion, gum recession,
gum and tooth disease and loss of bone in
jaw. One of the main effects of smokeless
tobacco is cancer. The different types of
cancer caused from smokeless tobacco
include: lip, tongue, cheek, floor and roof of
the mouth and the throat.
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made from a mixture of
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eners, abrasives, salts and
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rac +l~»/2k tain over 3,000 different
VCS lllC chemicals and 28 different
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tobacco so addictive?
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1 the main chemicals in
SITlOlCCS chewing tobacco. It is so
addicting because it
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brain functions. Even
J though most people want
to stop chewing, the with-
lobacco ^acts drawals of me n i cot i ne are
just too much to handle.
The effects of nicotine are not immediate, it
may take a few weeks or months. However;
once you are addicted it is nearly impossible
Although some people might get a
sense of relief and satisfaction from chew-
ing tobacco there are many downsides to the
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By Doris Huffman
!being able to
race car to
its and have
b^iii^ on u^mPS
ourtesy of Nic Ba
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WriB^y of Alirici To-
Top left. Walk of Fame. Nic Baalman,
Wichita freshman, walks behind his kart
Top right. Alina Tos, Wichita freshman,
Middle left. Racing for the win. Jeff
' & ieka i'i"<\miicih at a i
Bottom right. Anthony Walton, Towand;
freshman, showing his college pride.
any people here at Butler do
various things when they are not
in class. We all have our own
,- favorite pastimes, some are just
more thrilling than others.
Jeff Decker, Eureka freshman, rides bulls
and races go karts in his spare time on the
"Tekends during the summer. He has beej
^undthe rodeo scene his whole h
watclnhmsdad ride whei
gting for the first time in
be in a Billsbuilt
He Chevrolet motor
Jere is nothing li_.
IriHincr in thp Inral rirr>i
aboutei At ; years. His long-term goal is to
ride in theFWational Finals in Las Vegas.
Decker also races go karts. His friend's
family races go karts and his friend's dad
asked him if he wanted to race. He has been
racing for about three years now. Decker
fact it is a competitive sport and
line rush that goes with it.
The biggest race that Decker has been t<
is the Tulsa Shoot Out, where they race mo,
than just go karts. They race qu;
sprints down there as well.
Nic Baalman, Wichita freshman, races as
\\jell. Baalman wanted to race since he wasjj
little. No one in his family races, but him. m
©o-worker of his mother was a kage kart racer
and he bought his first kart from him and has
been lacing for the past seven years. He has
won three championships, two in the pro class
and one in the junior class.
"I like racing for the pure competitiveness
of the sport," Baalman says. This year he will
be racing at 8 1 Speedway in the new car that
he has built.
it in the
| a race car to its
ig of being on the
^o things that aren't as
s, Wichita freshman, vol-
.. i) the Flint Hills Therapeutic
^ Center. Tos got involved when she had
to do eight hours of community serv-
ice for her high school portfolio. She
can lead a horse, be a side walker and
clean out the stalls. She enjoys work-
ing there because she gets to meet
ike new P e °pl e an d she loves to help
Anthony Walton, Towanda fresh-
man, is an active member in the
Warrior Society in Wichita at the
Indian Center. During .Jbi^jdme in the
military, his wife did his hii.
found out he is part "Powhatan'
descent. When he got ^ack home ! ',
from Iraq he got in contact with th<
'local Indian Center and got involved
js helping the native%oimnunit<
he warrior snriptv He is r.m
H^has been working with the Indian
Center for about three years now.
He has been a member of a Northern
Drum Group called Bear Medicine. They
introduced native culture and other things into
the community through various performances.
By Doris Huffman
n April 13-14 "Judas" played here at
Butler and it turned out to be a very good
Judas was directed by Bob Peterson and the
set was designed by Bernie Wonsetler. It was a
really good Easter play. The actors and actress
were very good. They all knew their lines. The play
itself was a real eye-opener. It wasn't one that
made me want to fall asleep. It was about Judas
deciding on what faith he should take and what he
should do. He finally ended up following Jesus by
the end of the play During the play Judas sets out
and runs into Peter and that confuses him even
more and drives him to drinking, but only for a short
time before he bounces back into the swing of
things. Overall I would say it was a very good play
production and I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
The set was very simple, but it looked very nice.
They even made their own set of seats for the audi-
ence to sit in on the stage.
Top right. Just
Peter played by
Left. Getting to
the point, Peter
played by Justin
played by Emily
Deep in conversation. Pilate played by Kevin Hurley, Wichita
freshman. Judas played by Adam Luke, Haysville sophomore.
Photos by Doris Huffinan
Left. Looking con-
fused. Emily Young,
Right. Hold on
Jesus played by
Judas played by
Above. Taking good notes.
Judas played by Adam Luke,
Right. Keeping quiet. Mary,
played by Emily Young,
Parsons sophomore. Joseph
played by Brandon
Above. Being the
best. Pilate played by
Kevin Hurley, Wichita
Above. Being sneaky.
Klautus played by Bart Ulbrich,
Bayard, Neb. sophomore.
Butler's Theatre Spring '06 Play
Review & Photography By Deidra Dexter
utler Community College's Jesus (Donald Crowl). You could tell
Theatre program put on then sec- Adam Luke (Judas) worked hard Qn
ond play of the year: Judas. It is a practicing his character and |ines ,
play based on the story in the thjnk how ^ scenes were blocked
Bible. Judas (portrayed by Adam Luke) wefe we „ done; a „ ^ ac(ors kep(
starts questioning his faith. Eventually, he waUdng ^^ keepjng busy whjle
comes across Jesus (Donald Crowl), a reli- performing the play Sometimes plays
gious speaker and Judas becomes a follower could use more b]ocking; bu( m was
of him. He ends up becomimg an apostle ■ . ner f ect
and eventually deceives Jesus and gets him Watching this play you could tell
there was a lot of hard work put into it,
The play does not follow the story line , . ,, . r AA ,. + a:a ■
F J J but the story line didn t go as it did in
y ' ■ the Bible. Everyone did quality work,
The set was very simple. It had a look of SQ j gjve ^ play 2 Qut of 4 stars
quality and did not look just put together.
With one or two stumbles and stutters of
lines, everyone did wonderful with their '
characters. Though, I do have to say I think *
a few cast members put a bit too much into
Emily Young (Mary) did a very fine job
at portraying a caring and compassionate
mother, who cares very much about her son,
^Pilate, Governor or Judea... Kevin Hurley
a judas, a youno jl/dean...adam luke
a Klautus, Pilate's Roman Aide. ..Bart Ulbrich
Mary, A Galilean housewife. ..Emily Ydung
a Jdseph, Mary's husband. . . Brandon Muhlhausen
a Jesus, Mary & Joseph's son. .. Donald Crdwl
Peter, Jesus' ardent disciple... Justin Wilsdn
Top Left: Judas (Adam Luke),
Top Right: Peter (Justin Wilson),
Center: Jesus (Donald Crowl), Ottawa
freshman and Mary (Emily Young),
Bottom Left: Pilate (Kevin Hurley),
Wichita freshman and Klautus (Bart
Ulbrich) Bayard, Neb. sophomore.
Bottom Right: Judas (Adam Luke),
Haysville sophomore and Pilate
(Kevin Hurley), Wichita freshman.
JL* I^a ^-^ It is said that in your freshman year of college you will most likely By Erin Lewis
I I I § am 15 pounds. Is this true? Why such a rapid weight gain? And
V' «A- A ^^ can it be prevented?
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2?zte it. Microwaving frozen foods is very con-
venient for most students and is a major con-
tribution to the amount of calories and fat
intake one consumes.
Snack attack! Taking things out the door to
munch on during class is what many students
rely on throughout the day to keep them
going, but the choices made are hardly ever
You gasp as the scale reveals a number you never
would have expected to reach. The pounds begin to
stack on and you ask yourself, can the Freshman 1 5
really be true? The myth states that during the first
year of college students will gain 15 pounds, dubbing
it the "Freshman 15."
"I was always worried about the freshman 15.
Ew! I was not looking forward to that part of college
life. Stress, and the exciting 8 o' clock classes, as well
as the week night 'social gatherings' definitely con-
tributed," Sara Book, Oxford freshman, says. "Instead
of looking at it as gaining weight, I prefer calling it
Researchers at Cornell University found that "stu-
dents gained an average of four pounds during the
first 12 weeks of their freshman year. Gaining this
amount in such a short period is 1 1 times higher than
the typical weight gain for 17 and 18-year-olds." (As
reviewed by Jessica Donze in 2004, for the Nemours
Calories: 150 g
Trans Fat: 10 g
Total Carbs: 14 g
So, what is the cause of all this? Leaving the "nest"
as we'll call it and beginning to venture out without
restrictions leads many students to temptations.
Creating a new lifestyle and schedule for your body to
adjust to has a lot of impact on the gain.
Eating late-night while cramming for an exam or
that craving for French fries, even though you've
already eaten dinner, can really get you into trouble.
The excessive caffeine drinks to revive you early in
the morning from a late night with friends and the
recurrent beer intake takes a toll. Beer alone is high in
calories and contains large amounts of carbohydrates.
Bud Light, common college consumption contains 110
calories and 6.6 grams of carbs.
"I didn't really notice a gain, but I'm positive that
if I wasn't in softball I would have," Blake Rebholz,
El Dorado freshman, says.
The stress of a first college exam or an important
research paper worth half of your final grade can also
affect the amount of food and stress one is exposed to.
Calories: 130 g
l-g/ Trans Fat: g
Total Carbs: 22 g
Cheese Chex Mix
Calories: 210 g
Trans Fat: g
Total Carbs: 34 g
Usual Grab N' Go
Calories, Carbs and Fat
content based on one
serving in grams
Here are some steps to help in prevention of
straying from a regular healthy routine:
(partially taken from an article online "What to do" by Carol Svec)
Eat only when you are hungry. Students tend to eat just
because food is there.
Plan meals. Instead of buckling under the smell of that delicious
cafeteria meatloaf or the easily accessible vending machines.
Time your meals. Set a time limit of 20 minutes to eat instead
of hanging around the pizza box or buffet.
Carry healthy snacks. For when your cravings kick in.
Cook! I know... I know... who has time, right? But actually eating a
home cooked meal is generally more healthful than eating out.
Work it out. Take those extra half hours and go running or, at
best, take a physical education class every semester to keep you
going or to burn the extra calories.
Get enough Sleep! It can help with keeping stress under control.
It is recommended that students get seven to eight hours of sleep,
even though it may be difficult.
Not everyone's destined to gain the full frosh 15,
though: A multi-year study by researchers at Tufts
University found that, on average, men gain 6 pounds
and women gain 4.5 during their first year of college.
-Nemours Foundation, "Beating the Freshman 15
Photo by Erin Lewis
Caffeine cravings. The numerous soda machines
around campus are very tempting when thirst kicks
Decisions, decisions. The only quick solution to calm-
ing a growling stomach are the vending machcines-
which are not filled with the healthiest of snacks.
Photo by Erin Lewis
Even just a simple quarter pounder with cheese meal,
which includes a medium fries and a medium soft drink,
can take up more than half of the 2000 calories that you
are recommended in a day. Total calories: +1100
A freshly made classic single cheeseburger, medium fries
and a soft drink. Total calories: +1400
Having two soft taco supremes and a bean burrito will not
cost you as many total calories as the rest. Total calories:
+460. Of course this total does not include a soft drink.
Logos for fast food chains were provided by the Internet.
Story by Erin Lewis
'"alo- the world's most common X-Box
game has exceeded its boundaries as being
just a popular game. For some, the game
k. turns into a way of life as it consumes
their almost every waking moment.
As someone who has played the game, I can hon-
estly say that I enjoy it. I found the actual concept to
be very appealing, but understanding the obsession is
where I get lost.
What attracts people to this game? Why and how
does it become an addiction? Is it a way for people to
fit in and gain some acceptance based on how well
they play? Who knows...?
I do know that being able to connect to many dif-
ferent people all over the world has helped in break-
ing the common conception that "gamers" are reclu-
sive and socially challenged, as X-Box Live allows
people to connect through the Internet to play against
one another. It has also started a new trend in "Halo
Parties", where people are invited to someone's house
to play the game- usually set up in many different
rooms with many different television sets connected
so that no one can "screen look".
Even in the midst of interaction with people this
game still ends up consuming hours and hours of
Can someone stop the epidemic!?
*"o, because there is no epidemic. Halo,
which is commonly known as the "Halo"
of the XBOX gaming system, is not con-
suming people's lives. Sure, some sit
down and jump onto their XBOX for hours upon
hours of play.
I am a strict fan and player of the game Halo. I
play it with some frequency and enjoy it a lot. But it
doesn't consume my life. I have friends outside of
Halo. I have a job. I have everything a normal college
student has. A life as some put it. I am not limited to
The game Halo is an attractive one to
gamers around the globe. The graphics of Halo
are exquisite to any first person shooter game
Story by Michael Lentz
that has come out this far. When better game systems
are released, of course better games will come.
The game Halo was a landmark when it first came
out and still is. Halo is the epidimic here, only for
Microsoft. They make big money off of it and still
continue to off of XBOX Live.
People may spend hours and hours playing Halo,
but know this. Those that play Halo choose to, and in
their minds, it is time very well spent. Gamers are the
ones consuming Halo, it isn't consuming them.
The XBOX 360 is a revolution to the gaming of today. It comes
fully loaded with a triple core motherboard hosting three aston-
ishing powerful 3.2 GHz processors and 512 MB of GDDR3 ram.
The XBOX 360 has enough power to run games more than four
times better than the original XBOX. That is including graphics, and speed.
It can mold the polygons of the characters four times faster than before,
and also processes the games four times faster.
There were many brand new games released with the XBOX 360, all
that have INTENSE graphics and very speedy action. "Call of Duty 2" is
probably the best game that was released with the XBOX 360. It has been
one of the big games. Another big seller with the XBOX 360 is "Project
Gotham Racing." The graphics look almost real, like watching a real race
The XBOX 360 released just before Christmas so that it could sell out
over the weekend, which it did. Unfortunately, half of the consoles had a
bug in them that no one noticed. It was no big deal, all they had to do was
take them back and they were replaced for free.
There are two options to consider when purchasing the XBOX 360. You
can buy the $399 system and get the hard drive, a wireless controller, all of
the cables, and a XBOX Live headset. Or, you could buy the core system,
which only comes with the cables and a regular controller.
The XBOX 360 was released
very early when compared to the
Playstation 3 and the Nintendo
Revolution, but has made a large
boundary for both of the other sys-
tems to try and overtake. The
XBOX 360 was the first machine
to put a dent in the history books
when it comes to real time gam-
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guy had a dream that came true. Normally
this would not be unusual, but the dream was
extraordinary and caught people's attentioii. In fact, most people on our Butler campus will
know of the dream, but won't recognize th&name of the dreamer.
-rom a( d on that
iternational company until
K( n Kutaragi, the dreamer, was an engineer at 5 ony. He said in an interview with BBC News, "I want
to change the world with technology and I want to change our lives." Later in the interview he said, "I
am really pleased to be occasionally called the fatr er of the Playstation."
Af :gr Playstation 1 became a reality, the advanc is awed the world. Ken Kutaragi said, "but my dream
and tile dream of all my^te^B^a^no^fip^shed. In fact we haven't achieved even half of what we're
going to do."
H<s wanted to change technology forever. The changes n the game systems since conception clearly
show (tow the Playstation is just a piece in the puzzle of a technology transformation.
When Kutaragi proposed the Playstation project, 99 per< ent of the senior execs were against the
idea. He ran with his dream anyway, and became successful, Mr. Kutaragi was able to change the fate
of garie systems by knowing the history of the pi»duct, taking advantage of the changes in consumer
wants and partnerships, and not being satisfied with the success he^ad already achieved.
Knowing the history of games systems gave Ku^tSasi a* advantage. 3&ach system learned from the
syster i before it. Atari was founded in 1972 and Ideated in New Yorkf)At\ri taught Nintendo. Nintendo
taught Sony. , /
Nintendo learned from Atari's mistakes. Nintendo did not Become an
Novenber 6, 1989."
When Nintendo saw Sega coming ouByith the
Nintei iio wanted to make their own veiMon to w
becaufce they didn't have the technoloB That'sj
add on cot' :: Tma-iaLtheir Super NintendcBentertai
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Sony later made a cd-rom using the stuff they had learned from Nintendo. Some of the things they
made during the deal with Nintendo became the system Playstation. Kutaragi's dream was starting to
form. He was able to take advantage of the changes in consumer wants and partnerships.
When Sony came out with the first Playstation, it was more like a computer than a game system. By
the time the system made it over to the
United States, Sony had changed the sys-
tem a lot. They made it more like a game
system and not like a computer. A com-
puter can read and do functions and hold
When you turn a computer off, it
holds the memory of what was put in it.
A game system doesn't hold memory
when you turn it off. You have to insert
memory cards to keep the progress of the
Not being satisfied with his success,
Kutaragi created Playstation 2 six years
after Playstation. Playstation 3 will hit
the market November 2006 and
ould connect to the Sega system,
r system. IThey could not do it on their own,
nade a deaLwith Sony to make Nintendo an
m. When Sbny was making the Nintendo
market, ano>ftulled the deal during develop-
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Playstation 4 is planned for release in 2016.
Manufacturing costs for Playstation 3 were around $800 per unit, but they plan to sell them for $400 to
keep competitive with the X-Box. The company will make up the difference by game sales. Even if another
company makes a game to run on the system, Sony gets money.
Kutaragi believed in his dream enough to go for it even when everyone was against it.
PLRVSTRTian 3 m
Written by Jason Unruh
Nintendo is one of the longest lasting and well
known names in the video game console mar-
ket. The NES was the system that truly put
Nintendo on the map and they have been pro-
gressing and bringing us new and interesting game con-
soles on a\regular basis ranging from hand held like the
Gameboy to s the~3-D like the Virtual Boy, as well as the
conventional game console like their GameCube. The
New Nintendo Revolution will be a welcome addition to
the Nintendo family. The system is scheduled for release
no later than Thanksgiving 2006. X^v
This system is high!
pated anp" was named the Rev-
olution bfecause the console is
supposeckto start a new gener-
tion in gaming and allow a
ider range of games that Can
be played. Shfice the release of
this system is still many months away some of the information that has alreadyTteen released may
change. However Nintendo has announced that more details will be made public on May 9, 2006 at
a press conference.
Nintendo has once again teamed with IBM for the systems CPU which has been codenamed
"Broadway." IBM created the CPU for the current GameCube. Also a Canadian Graphics card maker
called ATI Technologies will be responsible for the development of the GPU codenamed
"Hollywood," and it is being developed specifically for the Revolution console. The Revolution will
have a built in Wi-Fi to allow online gaming through a wireless link. Also you will be able to play
DVDs with the system.
The design is the smallest console that Nintendo has ever produced, said to be the width of three
regular CD cases and slightly longer. The system will take the new Revolution Game discs as well
as the GameCube's discs. The system controller is a new concept and looks like a television remote
and is perfectly symmetric to allow use in either hand. The controller will also be able to sense
motion and its own position in 3-D space. However Nintendo will also be releasing a controller
"shell" that you put the remote into so that a person can still play with a traditional style controller.
Also there are ports on the
console that allows up to four
GameCube controllers to be
plugged into the system.
Another great feature that
Nintendo has rumored is that
this new system will be avail-
able for purchase around the
price of $200 rather that the
$400 you will spend on the X-
Box 360 or Playstation 3. To
keep up to date on further
and new released informa-
tion, check the Nintendo web-
site and www.nintendo.com.
Nintendo Revolution Technical Specifications
CPU (Central Processing Unj^^p^
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IgilP 1 ^
not have one
New XBOX Games
Playstation 3 releases
Nintendo Revolution releases
Legend of Zelda
Super Smash Bros.
Release dates for all
Revolution games are
Story & Layout by Deidr
Photography by Andrew Do
In background photoi Tvler Scott, Sophomore jaf
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Ever feel that you are taking a bunch of useless courses that do not
relaet to your major? Most of us do. Although most students do not
see the benefits of the required General Education courses, instructors
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By Rachelle Poirier
No matter what your major, there will always be general
courses that you are required to enroll in, in order to
receive a degree. The level of difficulty, however, depends
on your major. For instance, everyone is required to take a
math course, but a student who is majoring in Criminal Justice isn't
required to study as many math courses as a student who is studying
All the general education courses are required in order to bring
some specific developmental skill to the student. The general educa-
tion courses include English, Communications, Math, Science,
Behavioral Science and Humanities. English, evidently, will mainly
help students with their technical writing skills while
Communications will aid students with feeling more comfortable with
their public speaking.
Math and Science courses are also obvious required courses as
they prepare students for everyday use of math, and science courses
give them an understanding of how and why our environment is
changing. Knowledge of these events will help prepare students for
Troy Snedeker, Wichita sophomore, dislikes Math but admits it
will be beneficial to him in the future. "I'm studying Criminal Justice,
so I understand math will play an important role when I arrive on the
scene of an accident and I try to figure out how fast the car was
going, how the accident occurred or who was at fault."
Bethany Chandler, Math instructor, says, "Unfortunately I think the
reason students have such negative attitudes about math is because
they have not developed an appreciation for math. If students really
understood the importance of math education and the opportunities it
presents, they would not see it as a forced class, rather as a opportuni-
ty to impact the world and open themselves up to good careers."
Chandler continues to stress the importance of math to those who
believe it will not benefit them. "It shows up in nearly everything we
do: problem solving, time management, shopping, sports, taxes, budg-
eting money, cooking, calculating gas mileage, decorating your house,
deciding whether to buy a house or lease a car. Your ability to reason
and think logically is all math."
Behavioral Science courses include classes like
Human Sexuality, Psychology and Sociology. These
courses help students interact with others.
Andrea Warnken, Wichita sophomore, knows all
her classes will give her the education she needs to
enter her field of study with a well-rounded educa-
tion. She strongly supports the required behavioral
science field and suggests everyone take a general
psychology class as a lesson in communication
between future coworkers.
"This class was really cool because you learn so
much about people and why certain people act the
way they do."
While students like Warnken have a strong under-
standing of the reasoning behind the required courses,
many others are confused and believe they are wast-
ing their time and money with some of the required
courses. The least popular requirement, Humanities.
There are some students, like Sami Copeland,
Wichita freshman, who believe all the general courses
will help her in her professional field as a Pharmacist.
Although she finds some benefit from every course
she enrolls in, she finds herself searching for a well
rounded reason for taking a Humanities course. "I
think having to take intro to law and a humanities
class will not help too much but they are the required
classes that will help give me a well-rounded educa-
tion in the end."
Shanna Nicholas, Wichita sophomore, loves math.
She is studying anesthetic nursing. Nicholas feels the
majority of the general courses she is required to take
will have some effect on her field, but others she has
a hard time seeing how they connect.
"I should not have to take a Humanities class
unless I want to. It has no effect on my field and
should be a pleasure course to take, not required."
Helen Barnes, Humanities instructor, describes
Humanities courses giving the student "an overall
vision of those things which connect us as human
beings: visual arts, philosophy, literature, music,
dance and the history associated with these cre-
"It is patently obvious that taking a humanities
class does not directly teach one how to use a com-
puter or draw blood." However, she does find the
course will benefit students in their everyday life.
Her argument forms around the fact that students
will spend a substantial amount of time on courses
that directly affect their field of study. "While one
may well know how to draw blood, can one carry on
a conversation with the person from whom one is tak-
ing the blood from (especially if the person happens
to be from another culture)?"
Barnes best defends the Humanities requirement
along with all the required general education courses,
"Although these second-hand experiences may take
awhile to get into our psyche, since we may have to
experience something in our own lives first in order
to trigger our 'collective" 1 memory, once the under-
standing comes alive, it becomes part of our soul.
That's what makes us human."
So while all the required general education
courses seem like a waste of time, trust the college,
they know that all the courses that you are required to
take will directly benefit you in your future careers.
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Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus
rising in popularity
Layout and story by Katie Chrapkowski
Everywhere you turn the past couple
years, some aspect of Poker pops up.
Texas hold 'em is the most popular
poker card game, primarily because
people enjoy the social aspect oj the
game and of course making a little
It has fascinated people of all ages and
swept the television market. It can make
you money or it can completely empty
Texas hold 'em (or simply put hold 'em) is the
most popular of the community card poker games, at
least according to wikipedia.org.
The website says that hold 'em exploded in popu-
larity as a spectator sport in the United States in 2003
due to several factors, including the introduction of
lipstick cameras that allowed the television audience
to see the players' hidden cards.
"ESPN's coverage of the 'World Series of Poker'
featured the unexpected victory of Internet player
Chris Moneymaker (his real name), an amateur player
who gained admission to the tournament by winning
a series of online tournaments," wikipedia.org says.
"Two additional hold 'em series debuted in 2003, the
'World Poker Tour' and 'Celebrity Poker Showdown'."
Not only is it a big hit on the television screen,
many students at Butler enjoy the excitement of the
game as well.
Many use it to pass their free time in the dorm
lobbies with a small group of friends and others par-
ticipated in Student Senate sponsored hold 'em tour-
naments. Those nights usually attract up to 80 plus
students, according to Student Activities Director,
"I enjoy play simply because I'm a social person
and love to be around groups of people," Brianna
Holloway, Osage City freshman, says. "It's funny
when guys lose to girls too."
Justin Smith, Bluestem sophomore, also enjoys
the social aspect of poker.
"It's something fun to do instead of just sitting
around the house," he says.
Hold 'em can be played with up to 22 individuals
but it's more common to play with two to 10 people.
Of course one of the main objectives of the game
is to get lucky and go home with a fresh stack of
money, but bets will vary every time you play.
"The biggest amount of money that I have ever
Photo by Aaron Esau
Students bring their poker faces to school sponsored Texas Hold 'Em nights that generally attract up to
80 students. Prizes are usually given to the tournament winner.
won is $ 1 50 in a big tournament in Kansas City,"
The website outlined the rules of the game as fol-
lows: "Play begins with each player being dealt two
cards face down. These are the player's hole cards.
These are the only cards each player will receive indi-
vidually, and they will only (possibly) be revealed at
the showdown, which makes hold 'em a closed poker
"The hand begins with a 'pre-flop' betting round,
beginning with the player to the left of the big blind
(or the player to the left of the dealer, if no blinds are
used) and continuing clockwise. After the pre-flop
betting round, the dealer deals a burn card, followed
by three face-up community cards called the flop. The
flop is followed by a second betting round. This and
all subsequent betting rounds begin with the player to
the dealer's left and continue clockwise.
"After the flop betting round ends, another card is
burned, and a single community card called the turn
(or fourth street) is dealt, followed by a third betting
A final burn card is followed by a single community
card called the river (or fifth street), followed by a
fourth betting round and the showdown, if necessary."
Winning hands in hold 'em will usually have one
out of three outcomes.
The first being pairs (or "pocket pairs"), which
consist of two cards of the same rank. One hand in 17
will be a pair, each occurring with individual proba-
bility one out of 22 1 .
The second being suited hands, which contain two
cards of the same suit. Four hands out of 17 will be
suited, and each suited configuration occurs with
probability two out of 663.
And the third being off-suit hands, which contain
two cards of different suit and rank. Twelve out of 1 7
hands will be non-pair, off-suit hands, each of which
occurs with probability two out of 22 1 .
It's hard to tell how long hold 'em will remain
popular but there is always room for other games like
seven-card stud, Omaha hold 'em to grow in populari-
ty which have gained more of a fan base in other
locations outside of the United States.
Right, Patrick Norris, sophomore,
Pensacola, Fla., hits the ball during a
game against Cloud County. Photo by
Below, Clint Rehmert, sophomore,
Overland Park, pitches against Cloud
County. Butler spilt a double header
against the Thunderbirds. Photo by Michael
Layouts on pp. 34-39 by Jason Unruh.
freshman, throws the shot-
put at the home track 1
event. Photo by Michael Lentz. i
Misty Peterson participates in
her field event in El Dorado.
Photo by Michael Lentz.
Above. Jenna Harmison takes a hit
for the team and is declared safe
during a game against Garden City.
Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
Side. Jessica Spencer tries to beat
the throw to put another run on the
board. Photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus.
Below. Jessica Spencer prepares to
hit the ball. The Butler softball team
is having a great season. Photo by
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